Anti-aging prevention is better than cure.
With a wealth of anti-aging skincare products available to combat a myriad of aging symptoms, like fine lines, crow’s feet, dark under-eye circles and skin discoloration, we are not lacking when it comes to anti-aging solutions. The real question however, is when do one even begin? A vague “as early as possible” recommendation doesn’t quite cut it.
Start Using Anti-Aging Skincare In Your 20s
Experts claim that your skin starts to age when you are around 20 years old. The aging process is unique to you and largely depends on your genetics but it can also be determined by your lifestyle habits and environmental factors. It is definitely wise to err on the side of caution and start using anti-aging skincare to delay the onset of aging rather than reversing it after signs of aging have manifested.
“I recommend my patients to start incorporating anti-aging skincare products in their 20s, when our skin slowly starts to lose collagen,” says dermatologist Dr Claire Chang.
How Anti-Aging Skincare Can Benefit Your Skin
As you age, your skin cell turnover rate slows down continually which results in visible changes to your skin. With a slower rate of collagen, elastin and keratin production, your face goes through one or more of the following signs of aging.
- Fine lines and wrinkles
- Skin texture feels rough
- Unprecedented dryness or itchiness
- Sagging skin due to a loss of elastin
- Skin becomes more transparent as a result of thinning epidermis
- Loss of fat volume in your cheeks, temples, chin, nose and eyes causing a sunken and leaner look
- Bone loss around your mouth and chin leading to the puckering of skin around your mouth
- Cartilage loss in your nose resulting in a more pronounced nasal tip
- Skin feels more fragile and sensitive
- Skin bruises easily due to thinner blood vessel walls
- Fragile skin caused by the flattening of the area where epidermis and dermis come together
- Pigmentation-prone including sun spots and age spots
A good anti-aging skincare routine combats the above signs of aging with a complementary combination of regenerative skincare ingredients that work synergistically to stimulate collagen production and fade skin discoloration. Prevention is easier than reversing the effects of time, so incorporating anti-aging beauty products in your 20s will go a long way in preserving youth.
The Impacts Of Photoaging
Aging is largely determined by genetics but there is another aspect of aging that is often overlooked. Photoaging is the process of accelerated aging caused by prolonged sun exposure. Without adequate sun protection, UV rays damage the fibers in your skin which result in the early onset of aging symptoms.
It is impossible to completely undo sun damage which is why we recommend the daily use of our Organic All Natural Zinc Sunscreen that delivers SPF30 UVA/UVB protection with non-nano Zinc Oxide that scatters sun rays. Stay out of strong sunlight whenever possible and if not, wear protective clothing to minimize direct skin exposure to harmful UV rays.It is better to slow down the process of aging than to turn back the clock. Starting your anti-aging skincare regimen when you are 20 years old will help to prevent the early onset of numerous signs of aging.